Bandai Namco today announced DLC plans for Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment which include some free costume DLC ( pictured below). Also announced today, a free update will be made available on September 23rd which will raise the level cap to 250 from 200, include an estimated 30 hours of additional gameplay and add 50 new missions.

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Prepare to Engage in Dazzling Swordplay and Enjoy even more Exciting Content on the PlayStation®Vita

SAN JOSE, Calif., (August 12, 2014) - In anticipation of the fast-approaching August 19th launch of the PlayStation®Vita game SWORD ART ONLINE: Hollow Fragment,BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today announced that players will be able to enjoy an exciting DLC Costume Pack for free starting from launch until November 18th. The DLC pack will include a wedding dress, dress shirt, nightie, and school swimsuit for all the heroines to adorn.

Take up your swords and fight to conquer the perilous world of Aincrad! The SWORD ART ONLINE: Hollow Fragment adventure will present epic and breathtaking encounters that will occur on the 75th floor and above due to the exhilarating burst gauge combat and the twisted storyline wrought upon the players as a result of the sinister plots of the player killing guild "Laughing Coffin." Key characters will impact the course of the story as the main character, Kirito, battles his way to the top floor.

  • Heathcliff is the leader of the guild "Knights of the Blood Oath," but his real identify is Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of Sword Art Online. Why is he still here when his death was assumed after his duel with Kirito on the 75th Floor…?
  • Alberich wished to participate with the Assault Team on 75th Floor and higher. He leads a capable fellowship of men, dons powerful and fine equipment and possesses high enough skills to fight on the front line. However, his true ability is a well-kept secret…

For fans who will want even more Sword Art Online excitement, a major update will be available after launch on September 23rd to extend the already-thrilling and plentiful Sword Art Online experience. This free update will raise the level cap from 200 to 250 and provide an estimated 30 hours of additional gameplay including 50 new Hollow missions and heroine quests, new bosses, weapons, armor, areas and more!

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be available in the Americas on August 19th, 2014exclusively for PlayStation®Vita via digital download only at $39.99. The special DLC Costume Pack will be free to download for a limited time from August 19th – November 18th and will not be available as free or paid content beyond those dates. For more information about BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc., please visit